Event Agenda

Monday: Wellness Webinar

Three Mindfulness Strategies to Help Yourself, Your Company and Your Community in The Next Normal
With the heightened stress and anxiety and ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, people are turning to mindfulness now more than ever. In this webinar, experience the benefits of mindfulness firsthand and hear from Denise Shields, Ph.D., eMindful’s Director of Curriculum, Delivery and Research. Learn three strategies you can apply to “the next normal” from the leading provider of live, virtual mindfulness solutions, and how they can improve your leadership through the organizational changes ahead, and your mental health today.
Presenter: Denise Shields, eMindful
The link to the webinar will be sent to your email.

09:30 am

Tuesday: Log Into Digital Conferfence

Honoring the Best & Brightest Companies To Work For in West Michigan and the top 13 Elite Winners in the region.

09:40 am

Speaker Presentation: Innovation in Crisis: Time for a Blue Ocean Strategy

During this time of crisis and chaos, the Best and the Brightest can lead us out of the coming economic breakdown. But what’s your strategy? These are times for looking forward not backward. Your future success won’t necessarily be more of what you did before. It may very well be how you reimagine your customers, rethink your purpose and redesign your business. This is a perfect time to think “Blue Ocean Strategy.” Andrea Simon, Ph.D., an award-winning author, corporate anthropologist and a highly experienced Blue Ocean Strategist, has conducted over 400 CEO workshops and keynotes, serving clients across the globe. Andi will set the stage for how to thrive in fast-changing times. Your Blue Ocean Strategy is all around you, if only you can see it.



12:00 pm

Wednesday; COVID-19 National Town Hall

Join our digital panel of experts as they discuss comprehensive news and information on federal COVID-19 legislation, PPP Loan tracking and forgiveness, effective return to work procedures, new Human Resource policies, and the latest updates on how COVID 19 is affecting the business community. This town hall gives virtual attendees the opportunity to get their real-time questions answered in an interactive Q&A session. Attendees will walk away with answers to apply to real-time situations.

04:00 pm

Wednesday: West Michigan’s After Glow/Happy Hour

West Michigan winners networking. Registered attendees will be placed in networking groups to
interact, connect, and discuss hot topics.

12:00 pm

Thursday: HR Virtual Forum

Virtual Peer Group Link: https://thebestandbrightest.com/virtual-hr-forums
HR Peer Group members and Best and Brightest Companies discuss the challenges they are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and find solutions.

12:00 pm

Friday: Webinar Creating a Work From Home Environment: Guidelines for Your Company

Webinar Link: https://thebestandbrightest.com/education/webinars/
During these unprecedented times brought to us by the COVID-19 pandemic, most companies are facing massive disruption to at least some, if not all aspects of their business. Among the top challenges is acclimating to, and supporting a work from home environment for your employees on the fly. Join us for a comprehensive overview of how to be strategic about creating a work from home environment for employees while maintaining a motivation-rich culture from a company who has been entirely virtual since day one.

Amber Redmann is the CEO of Parasol Alliance, an award winning company and employer of choice for the company’s innovative corporate culture. Ms. Redmann will walk session participants through the key elements and best practices she has embraced to grow a highly motivated, highly productive virtual multi-state workforce by 400% since the company’s inception. This presentation will include strategies for long-range planning as well as tactics you can apply today.